May, 23

A triangle deal – How covid-19 is reshaping the global order and EU-China relations

Mark Leonard welcomes Lanxin Xiang,

Professor in International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva

and Director of the Centre of One And One Road Studies,

who shares his insights on the changing global order,

China’s attitude towards the EU

and the Chinese “wolf warrior diplomacy”.

May, 23

Mikheil Saakashvili’s Ukrainian Comeback

Agnes meets Max Fras to find out how former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has gained political office in Ukraine.

May, 23

China’s naval modernisation and measuring effective military capabilities

Tom Waldwyn and James Hackett discuss the key trends in defence procurement and capabilities identified in the latest edition of The Military Balance,

the Institute’s annual assessment of global military capabilities and defence economics.

May, 23

COVID-19 and Deglobalisation

COVID-19 was a significant supply shock for the global economy, among other things.


With nations protecting their borders and even limiting some trade,

will this accelerate a move toward deglobalisation?

May, 22

Covid-19 as the first pandemic of globalisation

Mark Leonard talks to Frank Snowden,

Professor Emeritus of History and History of Medicine at Yale University,

about how infectious diseases have shaped societies,

inspired political reform,

altered the outcome of wars,

transformed religion,

and entrenched racial and economic discrimination.


What lessons can we draw from post pandemic’s to prepare our politics, economies and societies for the future?

May, 02

What does COVID-19 mean for the EU-UK trade talks?

Charles Grant and Sam Lowe discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the EU-UK trade talks,

and whether the pandemic will lead to the transition period being extended,

taking into account the arguments for and against.